DFC-MASSIF COVID-19 Response Co-Financing Facility (DFC-2021-DFCMASSIFCOVI)

Regions
  • World
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 26, 2021


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Project Description

According to the DFC webpage, this investment will support loans to financial intermediaries that will lend to MSMEs in 55 different countries where FMO and DFC operate.
According to the SME Finance Forum, the MSME financing gap in these markets is estimated to be in excess of $691 billion, of which $531  billion is comprised of the SME gap. Collectively the 55 countries where borrowers of the Facility lend are classified on average as lower-middle income. In addition, half of the loans from the Facility are expected to support lending to women MSMEs, for which the financing gap in these same markets is estimated to be $73 billion.

Investment Description

The proposed DFF loan is for $50 million USD.

Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.

Contact Information

Project contacts not available at the time of disclosure.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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